Update: I use nodebb-plugin-featured-topics-extended with porta theme [under the plugin's settings page]. I changed the homepage > news. then, then a news page shows up under extend > widgets. I have nodebb-plugin-custom-homepage installed, but I'm not sure if it's needed.
Now, I have a blogish looking front page with snippets of featured threads along with the author's name, author's avatar, number of comments, and number of views. Looks pretty goood
Can someone please fix this plugin? It sounds like a small UI change in nodebb made it incompatible. It sounds like a simple fix --- I hope. I am willing to pay up to $70 usd for the fix. A few users have been asking for this fix for months.
I think the most recent one this would be good for is 0.8.x, we since revamped our menu system to lazy load instead so that made this one incompatible. Ping me again if I haven't looked at this by end of next week